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Jul 28, 2012 12:30pm EDT
talk about more serious. gail's new book which is a entertaining but serious read texas texas goes. we talked about the premise of the book. it all sorted of started. >> you probably remember the rick pear's succession moment he called for vai lantly ambushed the federal government in front of a large crowd. he said something like no, we have a fine union. there's no talk of leaving. if washington continues to do the terrible things its doing who knows what will happen. i did not regard it as a real commitment. if you're married and your spouse says there's nothing wrong with this marriage. there's no reason to dissolve it. if you continue to behave in the unsatisfactory manner it wasn't good. i thought about that and i thought about wow, if you look back over the last thirty years, texas has pretty much dominated the national yeand -- agenda. if you look at the savings and loan crisis in the '80s it started when ronald region -- charters of the texas. he did that because he felt that the texas ones were profitable. no, he no noticed the texas ones were all cooking the books that's
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, texas making a speech about it, and a good friend put it on me saying, congress mapp, will you be able to make it rain? it was dry and had not rainedded in days and days. i thought a minute x and so i said, yeah, it will. that's section 4 of the third page. he said, really? i said, hell no, i just gave you a silly answer to a civic question. he was a good friend of mine. three years later, i mean, we had rainfall that drowned people and all of the farm programs below it, ruined everybody. rained days and nights. i called him three o'clock one morning, and his wife said when he got to the phone, hit his toe on the chair, and he was mad when he got to the phone. he said, hello. i said, hello. you remember the question you asked about the bill? i said, go outside. i have to go through that every time to go to paris, texas now, but he's a good enough friend i could talk to him like that, but we know how important it is, and how really timely this hearing is, and we are grateful to yal y'all for your preparation and time to help us. according to the u.s. draft monitor, 70% of the united sta
CSPAN
Jul 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
including much of my home state of texas. and i'm going to a take a little of my time out to tell you a story about i passed a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas, making a speech about it. and can one of my good friends over there just to put it on me said, congressman, will you be able to make it rain? it was dry and hadn't rained in days and days. i thought a minute or so and i said, yeah, it will. that's section four of the third page. he said, really? i said, hell, no, i just gave you a silly answer to a silly question. he was a good friend of mine. but three years later we had, i mean, rainfall that drowned people above texoma and all the programs, farm programs below it. ruined everybody. rained incessantly for day and night. i called him about 3:00 one morning, and his wife said when he got to the phone, hit his toe on the phone, and he was mad when he got to the phone, but he said, hello. i said, hello, hal. do you remember that question you asked me about my bill? go outside. i have to go through that every time i go to paris, texas, now. but he was a good
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2012 2:00am EDT
flown missions in support of the border patrol, texas rangers, u.s. service, fbi and others. the systems have become a force multiplier for military operations and for border security. however, we run the edge of the new horizon. using unmanned aerial systems within the homeland currently are 200 active certificates of operation issue i the federal aviation administration to over 100 different entities such as law enforcement department and academic institutions to fly drugs domestically. this map on the monitor shows the locations of coa recipients as at april 2012. the number of recipients since that time has in fact increased. the faa plans to select 65 cities around the country for the use of nongovernment euros this year and plans to allow the deployment of nongovernment drugs nationwide i.t. here 2015. while the faa is responsible for ensuring the systems fly safely in u.s. airspace with only two and a half short years until drums began to dominate the skies in the u.s. homeland, no federal agency is taking the lead to do with the full implications of using unmanned aerial
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
recognize congressmen's met the gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> thank you mr. chairman. i want to say that i concur with the comments he made about the effect of the drought in texas. all the friends i have that engage in the farm land in south texas have lost their crops because of the lack of rain and it literally looks like a desert. i was their last weekend. first of all, doctor, i would like to compliment your way. the lower colorado river authority in texas that you are familiar with has told me that they very much appreciate your willingness to assimilate information to them come to the landowners, to the farmers and policy makers as well, and they appreciate that a good communication. i would like to direct my questions to the other panelists. i explain to do to defend the president's budget i'm not going to ask a budget question but i would like to ask the other panelists if they feel that in the current budget proposal neither has received a high eminem f priority or should have been greater sense of urgency and greater priority given, and mayor ballard we will start
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
resources board, and indianapolis mayor gregory ballard. congressman ralph hall of texas chairs this committee hearing. it's about an hour and 50 minutes. >> okay, the committee on science space technology will come to order. and i say good morning to you and welcome. everyone today's hearing on drought forecasting, monitoring and decision-making. a review of the national integrated draft information system, unquote. this hearing is particularly timely as given the current drought conditions that are, in fact, a lot of the country, including much of my home state of texas. i going to take a little of my time out to do a story about pass a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas, making a speech about it. and when my good good friends over there just put it on me, said congressman, will your bill make it rain? it was dry and hadn't rained in days and days. i thought a minute or so and i said yeah, it will, that section four of the third page. he said really? i said hell no. i just give you a silly answer to a silly question. he was a good friend of mine, but three yea
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
recognition woman from texas, duck or burgess for five minutes. >> mr. frantz, let's stay on the subordination issue. the act of 2005 m. sure you are familiar with because you are one of the original hires at the long project office in 27 to administer this program in 1703 under subordination with the obligation to be subject to the condition that the application is not subordinate to other finance team. simple straightforward statement. even among boyhood like myself can understand it. the difficulty and i think mr. graham is exactly right. the difficulty goes that then the law does not go on to prescribe any penalties, civil or criminal in violation of days. so while i believe the secretary to have been a technical violation of this passage of the energy policy act of 2005, there is no penalty. for that reason earlier this year by introducing another bill, 5063 to prescribe the monetary penalty between 10 and $15,000 for people who violate the statute, the bill is based on the anti-deficiency act and provides administrative penalties for executive branch officials who violate a
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. .. >> the black panther story is a migration story. they come from texas and louisiana to the area to oakland and they find themselves your book focuses on medical care. you write that the black panther party, the answer is were part of an uncharted tradition of african-american health policies. >> guest: it means that we haven't looked closely enough at the fact that the civil rights tradition, if we just think about the 20th century, because it was always a medical activism tradition. i think that we understand the forms of discrimination, jim crow and racial segregation, we understand this as being part of the early 20th century african-american rights, which also included health care great if we go back across the 20th century to the organizations and the initiatives that we think of being important to the civil rights tradition, health care is always there. one way of thinking about the black panther party is thinking about people that were part of the student nonviolent coordinating committee, that also had a medical on that tended to both activists her during the movement and l
CSPAN
Jul 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
excited about that. i've read several lbj biography is. texas right now t. anr erdi it visit booktv.org. .. eastern mexico the land is little changed except for endless strands of wire fence anan occasional traffic sign. kid o and dtae llyt pat garrett. the days may be gone when blood flowed freely. but the music of the standing go and billy's dancing and the lovers kiss is all difficultto thin wtemonlight and of the kogyo these and the silence before the first ray of sunlight spills over the horizon. there are the stories because mexico is full of stories coou sh these stors the ghost tetorie bemen them, even some who know them, but they are ill boasts and they can conceal e truth like a pirate plunder. billy the kid and pat were perhaps the greatest of our own west legends by building nthe heth oth rvou sndngenve the original research and archival and private collections from texas torizonan from utah to i've made the ghosts give up a few more of their secrets. lo e ainco fortmost of sumter, forte danilo knuckling dim light sims, white oaks, silver city and on and on. in so
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, even then, governor of texas, pat robertson, they knew that he was a catholic with gay friends. he was also pro-choice. but they said it is a culture war, he hates liberals and he can win. and they put money on the line for him, people put their name on the line. he never made it to the starting gate. all the way to 2011 when the experts at national journal -- november 2009, the experts at the national journal on the political pull were asked for all the democratic candidates who did better than expected and who's surprised you by doing worse than expected. worse than expected was senator obama. better than expected was senator clinton. two days later, she lost and she blew it at the iowa jefferson and jackson center. you have to understand, there is a lot more contingency. as i started to work on the campaigns, one of the first things that i realized, and it sounds awfully simple, but it is not. there really are only three campaigns for president. there is the challenger from the party out of power trying to capture the white house, and then there is an incumbent, trying to hold and d
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> where did you livin the early days? >> i was born in texas, and he was at that time -- he was for much of his life a college professor and a teacher, as was my mother, who is still living. and very active, by the way. and he was teaching at a little school called texas a & i in kingsville texas in 1934 before i was born. then we moved before chattanooga tennessee, and he taught there the university of chattanooga in the late 1930s and early 1940's. then in world war ii he went in -- and he taught other schools as well. then he went into the atomic energy commission when they were hiring at oakridge, and became involved in a lot of political and oficial issues there, which had not been his field before. he was a pofessor of english literature. and then after the war, they moved him and our family up here and he worked for the a.e.c. here in washington. so my childhood was spent mostly in tennessee, then in this metro area up through the early 1950's. >> the reason i ask that, your mom was a classic scholar. >> yes. she studied greek and latin at the university of mississippi, w
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
gentleman from texas over here who seeks recognition. >> i vitamin eamentd at the desk. your amendment number is 74. clerk will distribute amendment number 75. recognized for two minutes and may spread with the discrimination of the. >> thank you. as you knowed in the 2008 farm bill, we passed mandatory country labeling. our friends to the north and south did not think that cool was all that cool and they challenged this piece of legislation in the wto, and the ruling with against u.s. on that. and it was a appealed it was lost and now while the ruling said that the u.s. can keep the cool program it still found the provisions must be changed in order to make the wto compliant. what the amendment does is it just says within ninety days after passage of this legislation effective date, that the secretary shall bring a report as to what their plan is to comply and make the cool wto compliant. very simple and straightforward. i would yield to my good friend mr. scott. >> i move to strike that. thank you mr. chairman. >> recognized two minutes. >> as he pointed out it's very important, very
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2012 1:30pm EDT
perry, then governor of texas, pat robertson. they knew he was a catholic that was pro-choice, but they also said he is a culture who hate liberals and he can win and they put money on the line for an. he never made it. he just fizzled so badly. and out the way through 2011 with the experts at the national turnover, the expert of the national journal and political poll were asked for all the democratic candidate. who did better than did any surprise to be doing worse than it? worse than it was senator obama. better than expected with senator clinton. two days later she lost. she blew it at the i/o chip or send jackson event. we have to understand there's a lot more contingency. as i started to work on the campaign, one of the first things i realized as this sounds awfully simple, but it's not. there really are only three campaigns. there is the challenger on the party out of power to capture the white house. and then there's either an incumbent trying to hold and defend the white house after four years for a successor trying to maintain control of the white house for the party in p
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2012 8:30am EDT
. >> thank the gentleman from texas. now recognize for 10 minutes to ranking member, ms. degette, from colorado. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. i yield myself three minutes. >> so recognized. >> mr. chairman, since i joined this committee i've learned a very simple lesson. good oversight results in good legislation. and in contrast, biased and partisan oversight result in biased and partisan legislation. in the no more solyndras act, the legislation we are considering today proved that lesson. let me be clear. the loss of taxpayer dollars in the solyndra bankruptcy is a serious problem. we should have conducted a full and fair investigation so we could find out what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. instead, the d.o.e. and solyndra oversight have been designed to make cheap political points in an election year instead of following the evidence where it leads. unfortunately, mr. chairman, i have to respectfully disagree with your characterization that this committee has conducted a thorough investigation. despite our requests there were no hearings to understand wha
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
shootings at virginia tech, fort hood texas, and tucson, arizona. these incidents may occur in one city or in one state, but they're national tragedies that tear at us all, and then cause us all to tear up and cry together. like all americans, my heart goes out to the victims and their families, and i also remain hopeful that the presiding officer and i were at the hospital -- one of the hospitals on sunday -- that survivors are going to defy the odds on their road to recovery and we've been truly inspired by their stories. i want to take a moment and applaud the leadership shown by colorado's public servants from governor john hickenlooper, aurora mayor steve hogan and especially the police chief, dan oates. there are also other law enforcement professionals that came to the scene immediately, first responders, medical professionals on site and in a number of hospitals where the victims were taken. i think what's most notable is that they worked seamsly to carry out the city's disaster plan and protect the victims from further harm. the aurora police and firefighters arrived a mere 90 sec
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
support that. this is happening in houston, texas, where the gun dealer was told to sell to these guy, and then the -- after cooperating with the federal government, they turned right around and slapped a federal investigation on them for selling to the cartels. and then in florida there's allegations of them selling to the mf13 gang and sending guns to honduras. as i said, it's difficult to keep up with all the news and evidence that's coming out, but there's definitely other programs that need to be investigated, and it's estimated that there was similar programs and at least 10,000 guns were sent south of the border whether it was into south america or into mexico under this justice department. and considering there's 240,000 documents surrounding fast and furious specifically, i don't have any doubts about that. yes. >> okay. so what is your view on gun control? because -- just like today in aurora, colorado, the mass murder of innocent victims. >> right. a horrible situation, right? but the bottom line is whether you're an economist or whether you're a pro-gun advocate, um, when you t
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
texas and lived in aurora with his family. he was -- quote -- "a quit-witted world traveler with a keen sense of humor." he will are remembered for his devotion to his children and for always trying to do the right thing, no matter the obstacle. gordon took his two teenaged children to the theater the night of the shooting, both of whom thankfully made it out unharmed. >> this is jessica ghawi, age 24. jessica was an aspiring journalist, most recently interning with mile high sports radio in denver and went by the nickname redfield. she was hard working and ambitious with a generous spirit and kind heart. when numerous homes were recently destroyed by colorado wildfires, ghawi decided to start collecting hockey equipment to donate to the kids affected because she wanted to help. >> thithis is john thomas layer. she was a cryptological technician also at buckley. a job which requires "exceptional good comarkt and skills." originally from chicago, he was the youngest of five children and joined the service just over a year ago, like his father and grandfather. john chose to serve in
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2012 6:15am EDT
xbl. ar o ss, id texas, are always subject to land booms. in the 1970s, it was particularly intensandaes uko,ests et a ia hat the property tax is a tax o property that iswned but it's waeco ts. onicoike th i.ldly homeowners, could own a $200,000 house, a $300,00 ta bl, and have huge property t hanme a . c brtre nga fixed income and have to pay the property tax bill out of this vry small fid income. and in some cases they didn't co i eif i fy. but rsonotis crisis. people being property bridge but income for, a being unable to pay thr opty tls tabisyonoou ttm. yudthgvhs l s of powers. they can come in, seize the property of whatever, just like they do for income tax. anthe govnmens partul ngio s. seese be funded, police and fire, but increasingly it's expanded to a wholrangeof services, clg n. lstn, ls e education, k. through the community college. and as the educational sector has increased, caues to call rosshe ste sr o cr, rp aa. upwhat pin pe. usstple elly upset about the assessment, which places a value on our anenreeatain somcse e yoowhe at decade, what happens is people
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the property tax bill. so the frida texas alws bjtod b b i e 10' it ptila ine alhidor c-span and media, bring y to jefferson city, missouri, on book tv. lo amrcvi lco ersi ouik wme t e ecial collections of the archives at pe library at lincoln university. wi we haven olct ere p cle we vear collection is mostly oriented toward the african-american experience since we are in hbc college, we and african-american history. over, doave lotf oer seses aic-arin seerur we h mh n topics thatre covered by the library of congress classification system. anything fm eurean history scnce, lre t w tghecol. we will have a run through the rubble we have in our collection starting at the beginning. i'm going to have assistants lp mis weavrom a-z basically. the harvard classics. just about every libra as this. d 15di a l o aib w half philosop some books on the middle ages oi aund. if ailr whe aryfes sm, ll twerere inive. mainly, like i said, our collection contains a lot of informion afn-icis ahe k rie u seerer t this is the history of the negro race. this was outn 1 ths e oflderoo e. intesut t isorok b a
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
of different things that can cause great failures. texas actually learned this last winter. they had cold snaps that were not anticipated. they had demand for electricity rising, but they weren't expecting it to rise that much. then we had the cold, freezing pipes at the coal-fired power plants, so they had supply dropping off exactly when the demand was rising. what you get out of that his blackouts. that is something that the grid can circumvent a little bit and you can have a better chance of getting around if there were storage on the grid. it is not really just about how we make the world safe for wind and solar and how we build a hippie utopia. it is about how we actually, you know, prepare ourselves for a 21st century. we have a lot of technology that has not changed since the 1970s. i can't think of anything else that i depend upon that much that is stuck in 1970s technology. that is one of the biggest things that i think is making this grid more stable. making it something that has less inherent, you know, the going around behind the scenes that has to happen to actually
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2012 3:00pm EDT
h had heer ha taoo t s mion esssmt crs duinhero ta. california other states, florida, texas always been subject to land boo bn 970's p ine. snow,es went up. a peculiar bill the property x is t ort ttis snd 's aax onc le t ies soertaatief people elderly homeowners could own a 30lhse a prtx ut nove anom to pay it. they could be retired living on a fixed income and have to pay the property tax bl out of theryll fede. d om c tdit ton w,at on rieeor elderly homeowners and one not but that was in response to this crisis of people being properly riutco p a bng ab t p troy bis es y koue ay them. if you don't, the government has official powers. they can come ind seize the er, ic f inme. thenistirl foin bills. >> to start with the property tax has been the way that local government services have been funded police, fire crealy eand hoan svi clg e. th hee the largest train. all levels of education k through the cuny college. e education sector is in. co ae e or vere preraxavonut de pcuwaheo up is what is most upsetting to people because most people are really upset about the assessmentystemc
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2012 9:00pm EDT
of angry like this stuff is going on. i had one story abua doctor in texas h a wed ic raldsrcy the drug, so in the case he gave me many documents but i also interviewed thedmeof ta tea this book is patients because as a journalist i get a lot of e-mails and phone calls romai tv fe fcthsr thd g e enatr armed if they do get a settlement, and often they do it is to ee the story and it's just an otrages orsif ysur >>t:adet reg er talking about sources. but you wrote several times about different publications and homes do'clpndrgournalists who foior i erou iifoio. ipetoread a you mentioned my master's project advisorso i thought it s wohrautst beey isuiede epe hait aarticle basically cale elma that appeared in "the new york times" magazine. so i asked her because you talk about the fact we havefive wheerorh sry plener ts ne ft cn tws uc ilsn't disclosed and the articl and you talk about how you reached ill r iofe times and never goty. at a ad butelg that should have mentioned the research connection in the story. it was such a comlicated t wilste rioa we acsifo h reaan d w m n n' eg sta
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2012 8:30pm EDT
they're still places in this country, texas, alabama, chicago , philadelphia win election from israel, the threat is ever-present, and to give you an exhibit will in philadelphia and many other citizens and more registered voters than there are adults over the age of 18 according to the u.s. census. because of a clue. what to me to put this will, there's simple steps. have they photo id to present at the polls and clean up absentee balloting. absentee ballots of the to a choice because you can register, applied for a ballot, then, and in many cases never have to present himself. kansas has been very good form. often require the you have a legitimate excuse to ask for an absentee ballot. they should make an effort to vote on election day. the few votes to early you have people voting before the last debate stiffeners. in addition, when you apply you have to give them the last four digits of his social security number, and that has reduced from dramatically. we are told this is the other suppression. we're told this is a return to the jim crow laws. well, frankly 80 percent of am
CSPAN
Jul 15, 2012 3:45pm EDT
implement the legislation. i think that they did taxes, always great texas. thasy oneesffti the only way you can intervene is that. >> down here. >> professor, it would seem that to advance your ideas a wie todm catosu others. the benefits of not subjugating the rest of us to mull. whe woue vocaome om rom other parts of society? steve jobs instead. averizofdility wh th dur e auall advocate this idea. the advocates should come from. >> that's an excellent question. first of all, the reason why unrstand that defending free-market does not mean all the time defenng business interest. we free-market years and feel thees thtnd tisays a gigantic cost in terms of public opinion. if people understand my logic at think that there are two ways in which crony capiisml b ha cern t. the level of accountability, a large diffusion of data. in today world is more hor a lot of sharing them. they prevent evidence t har dtu those discussing with the manager of italian bank they found that not only woman in the bank or severely underpaid the me. chor pe they don't want to study to be released at large.
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i'd ask unanimous consent to speak up to 15 minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cornyn:man, i've listened to some of my friends across the aisle talk about the vote in the house to repeal wha repeal whatw come to be known as obamacare. i think history has now demonstrated that it is not the affordable care act. it is the unaffordable care act. and my colleagues suggest that the only way that we could possibly protect people from preexistinexisting disease excls under their insurance policy or make sure that young adults can remain covered under their parents' coverage is to pass this monstrosity. that's just not the case. we could easily address these other issues as well as affordability if we were take a step-by-step approach to try to make sure that the patient-physician decision-making process is preserved while making health coverage for affordable for more americans. unfortunately, that was not the approach taken under obamacare. in fact, under obamacare, there was almost no attention paid to trying to make coverage
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2012 8:30pm EDT
at that time. he flew after gettg his wings in texas. staed a anto. nwerrm dt vlo sobe am rand then he joined the air mail. and when he was -- when he was flying the air mail fr st. uis cia teugch thuht hlfan tms t i like evybody else he thought fogg was going to win, but then he thought ii can stay awake for 4 hours, whch i've done this in mllt,he gh a aie htca hen toe ar so, in his theory of how to do it was radically different ta. ed woris other pilot of that iss a photo of lindbergh shaking the hand of clarence chamrlin in front of the spir ost. ouiwith ir i hick on.ghquta we were talking about this. i one time i knew. i'm not sure whether or not he was the yogest player the fiel he mp n hunt. why bas young. obviously he towered over everybody else. when he had displayed developed, he wanted to make sure he had plenty of leg room. ths hroustt,nt to be med niof is -- tns copilot, france while they were world war i aces. fr.were repaired by the ey eevesm e wob e fn lindbergh would be by the americans. and when n-guesser disappeared in the fight, it was a national tragedy. he has s
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Jul 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
raist ths en hnt i hnd ton u haed ld 1970 was a little civil rights organizatn in el pa, texas. and this mandate -- a seto cus,itntuie hi yoed assimilate. you need to become amecans no their political mission was to cure the cli o cue l tman ts lgs, for mexicans who come here,gone through the process and become citizens. , dr 0 foundation tokmliv ya nthitl nion, moved it to san francisco and washington. now it's another state and tind chand vo tsoys nnlr aree,t'reucn for illegals, you know, don't deport illegal crna itfohellatof cinsan h n t tio debate in the process. and i am simplifying because there's also a rossa. this organization callsit the race, whh tyo atwa trd lmng amana. b hthmrican idea. they want to portray america as coy.ppressive recess nquerig orzatags ll onheer n of ford is on -- yu know, it is on your docket, other foundati ae adhrlf raaizio ad, morass. i could go down the whole list. the puerto rican legal defense fund is another one, from which jue th t ughe supremecut k rdger ethnicity. and of course, ford is behind the whole multicultural movement thurrlui ut b
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Jul 29, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the university of texas, and showed it to professors and they were encouraging. a good friend of mine, also a graduate of the center, loved it, and offered to send it to his agent on my behalf. and that how i got it in. >> host: is this based on your experience in iraq? >> guest: well, i think it's a work of the imagination, that when you're half in without the experiences that i had. the circumstances that occur in the book is not what happened to me wheel i was overseas but i think the sort of emotional core of the book is something i wanted to get out there and communicate to people who maybe felt like they didn't understand that experience. one of the most frequent question is got asked, and a lot of veterans are asked, what was is like over there? and it's hard to know how to answer that question. that's really what i was trying to do when started to write the book. how do i contend with that question, what is it like? >> host: you talk about the emotional core what emotion do you bring out in the book? >> guest: i think confusion. you have a sort of job to do and you unders
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
very valuable. i tend to echo mr. dingell. take that and $0.50 and in texas you get a dr. pepper. it is good to be on the committee regardless what the title are. i notice the previous commissioners were unbelievably polite but not unique. i would like to go into waters that are a little murkier. your predecessor was not known for his collegiality with his fellow commissioners. there were some fairly rigorous attempts to withhold information and manipulate decisionmaking. would you care to give us your view on how you plan to manage decisionmaking an information gathering and dissemination at the commission? >> i am committed to being as collegial as possible. i regard my fellow commissioners as mike year equals and they should have access to all the information i have access to. i am committed to sharing with them written information from my office and directed my staff to be as open with their staff. >> you don't plan to use your position as chairman to withhold to shape the outcome of decisions. you plan to use the position to gather, share on an equal basis whatever information c
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Jul 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
hood, texas. sergeant strakota was aware of the dangers he faced having served previous deployment to iraq in 2009. his family says that michael was proud of his job, and he recalled to arkansas newspapers how excited he was about his position and how he wanted to pursue a new direction in the military as an army ranger or pilot. sergeant strakota's family said he was known for his friendly, outgoing and generous nature, his love of the outdoors. mr. booze man: most of all mr. boozman: mr. president, sergeant michael strakota answered the highest call for this country. he is a true american hero. i ask my colleagues to keep his wife lauren, his son william and the rest of the family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during these very, very difficult times. mr. boozman: i heartily offer my sincerest gratitude for his selfless service and patriotism for this nation. with that that, i yield back. the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: thank you, mr. president. i rise today to speak about the disclose act of 2012, a piece of legislation that will shi
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Jul 9, 2012 1:45am EDT
. >> this is like the ston >>h eeata om. nast vi png property-tax florida, texas have always been sbjct to the land obtie 'sahi andr omfe c missouri. booktv.
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Jul 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
hillary clinton was winning big states like texas, california, ohio, pennsylvania, and barack obama was winning smaller states, and even though hilary won sometimes over -- wing over 50% of the vote, barack obama got a fair share of the delegate, and some estimated if the jackson rules were not in place, perhaps barack obama wouldn't have gotten the nomination in 2008. >> host: so it was very close, neck and neck. >> guest: very neck and neck. but you also have the public officials who were these special delegates and they were split on down the line, too. they were waiting to see who was going to win in this epic bat until the primary. but i think people sort of forget -- and even though jesse jackson used a sort of coalition type strategy, in his negotiations, it was all about independent black politics. we have all these delegates. this is a process that is unfair to candidates in general, particularly for this campaign, and there are these other issues, so we're going to use the leverage of these mostly black delegates to get this one policy changed within the democratic party. and
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Jul 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
clear failure, characterized by persistent economic downturn, extensive bank failures, texas devastation and in an art response on the part of the president. so i would say that overall his record is middling at best and the voters probably had it right, i think maybe historians for a little bit off the mark on that one. now historians can be influenced by various things. allan nevins, one of the premier historians at this time wrote a two volume biography of grover cleveland called grover cleveland, the study encourage, two volumes, more than you want to read about the guy. my next project is actually the 1890s when william mckinley for a hatchery as of this volumes that i'm not sure that i'm looking forward to it, but allan nevins is a beautiful writer, so i'm sure it's going to be a wonderful boat, wonderful biography. probably the influence of allan nevins on his colleagues in florence i rating and cleveland has trickled down since then, but he still rather high on 12, 13, 14. let's talk about john not dems. obviously a great man, great patriot and contributor to our nati
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Jul 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
and individual paying the how pretty tax bill. -- than the property tax bill. florida, texas have always been subject to land booms. in the 1970s, it was particularly intent, and taxes, unicom assessments went up. you ill was that the property tax is the tax on property that is owned, not a tax on income like the way the income tax is. so certain categories of people, i.e. elderly homeowners could own a $200,000 house, $300,000 house, and have huge property tax bill, but not have and income, they could be retired, living on fixed income and have to pay the property tax bill out of this very small fixed income. and in some cases they didn't have the money. now, later on there's, you know, relief came in for elderly homeowners and what not but that was in response to the crisis of people being property rich but income for. and being unable to pay their property tax bills. and tax bills as you know, you have to pay them. if you don't the government has all sorts of powers. they can come in, seize the property, whatever, just like they do for income tax. and the government is particul
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Jul 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
why that's important? because in 2008 when hillary clinton was winning big states like texas, california, ohio, and pennsylvania, and president obama was winning smaller states, and even those hillary clinton won over sometimes over 50% of the vote obama got a fair share of the delegates. some estimated if the jackson rules were not in place, perhaps, obama wouldn't have gotten the nomination in 2008. >> host: it was close, neck and neck. >> guest: very close, very neck and neck. you know, but you also have the public officials who were these special delegates too, and they were split on down the line too waiting to see who is gone, when this epic battle is in the primary, but i think people sort of forget, and even though jesse jackson used the coalition type strategy in the negotiations, it was all about independent black politics. we have all of these delegates, you know, this is a process that's unfair to candidates in general, particularly for this, and there's other issues but we're going to use the leverage of these mostly black delegates to get this one policy change
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Jul 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that we have learned from our . >> gentleman from texas, recognized for five minutes. >> we thank the chairman and the ranking member for the hearing and acknowledge the witness and thank them for their presence this morning. first, let me acknowledge the passing and funeral of inspector phillip prather who was assigned to the houston decision of the federal incompetentive service his home going service indicated the record of service. i'm grateful that director patterson was able to attend and secretary and i hope we'll have a dialogue after over the next couple of days. thank you for your letter of sympathy to the family. i would like to put on the record, there is a need for more responses hr, human resources if you can look into it i appreciate it in firms of working with the family. let me ask a question that if the homeland security department was operate rabble? 1993, i think it was 1993, 1994, in the action of the oklahoma bombing, 95. it would have been considered domestic terrorism under the homeland security department? >> yes. i actually worked on the case. i would say, re
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Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
remarkable her great, great grandfather was a signer of the texas declaration of independents. she graduated herself from university of texas law firm, then went to work as a tv reporter because no houston law firm was willing to hire a women lawyer. she started a small business became the first republican woman in the. she was elected as state -- taken open the seat. she has been reelected three times, and is now the senior republican woman in the senate. she is retiring, as you know from the senate when the term is up at the end of. i expect the houston law firms would be glad to have you on staff now. the first office official office in washington was at the national transportation safety board. president ford appointed you at vice chairman there in 1976. i wonder if you could describe what things were like for a woman appointed to top job like that now and compare it how things have changed or not so much in washington for women in positions of power. . i think there was a beginning of an effort to bring women. we were talking in the back stage and ann armstrong who had been my
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Jul 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. dell is a computer technology corporation based in texas that ranks 44th on the fortune 500 and employs over 106,000 people. i doubt they made that decision rashly. banc of america is number 13 on the 2012 fortune 500 list and was the first bank to offer coast-to-coast operations in the united states. they have committed $50 billion over ten years to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy access and other activities that advance the low-carbon economy. marriott has displayed both internal and external efforts by committing to build ten fairfield by marriott hotels constructed to sustainable building materials as well as pledging money for the rain fosts in the state of amazonus, brazil. marriott ranks first on the fortune 500 list in the category of hotels, casinos, resorts. microsoft has committed to going completely carbon-neutral and will be factoring the costs of carbon output into the company's business operations in over 100 countries. these companies are just a few examples from the effort that is being undertaken in the private sector to meet our responsi
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Jul 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
world war ii has been about 20% of our economy. average texas revenue has been about 18.3%. the difference has been the deficit. with the congressional budget office tells us is if we continue to have the economy grow as the suspected well out of this weekend recovery, the tax part of it will come back to the rate of about 18.3 per cent of gdp. the problem is the spending part because the spending is not that 20% right now it's at 24% or better. and what happens over the next ten years goes up to about 30% of the next ten years about 35% and so on and so on to the gap in the revenues pretty clear. i'm for tax reform and it's going to raise more revenue. our problem is on that our taxes are too low. our problem is that our spending is too high and if you look at it historically, that's what it is. [applause] the congressional budget office has asked to make estimates of the 75 year budget projection, an economic projection that the deutsch periodically. recently they tried to do this and they discovered that in their economic and fiscal models, they could then do it because the s
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Jul 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
his high school in san antonio, texas. he's now a student at harvard university where he's majoring in molecular and cellular biology. his dream is to be a cancer researcher. the next is man well barch. manuel came to this country from germany. he graduated with a minor in history and wants to pursue a career in government and politics. the next is kelsey burke. kelsey came here from honduras when she was ten years old. she graduated from florida atlantic university with a major in public communications. she'll begin law school this fall. she dreams of becoming an attorney. the next is huliana garabay. came to america when she was 11 years old. she graduated from the university of texas with a bachelors degree in nursing, has been a registered nurse since 2004. she tkraoefpls serving in our military -- dreams of serving in the military as a military next. the next is maria gomez, came to the united states when she was eight. graduated from ucla with a bachelors degree in sociology and master's degree in architect sure. she dreams of being a licensed architect in america. the next, hang
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Jul 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> the gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> i just know that i'm ad to be here. [lauter] w ied diep isul be a solutions hearing. i don't think anybody on either side of the aisle thinks this solyndra loan program, dehitynass of the pic an program has been run very efficiently to be as mild as possible, and the draft bill that mr. sterns and mr. upton have put out is antt to ab preventing future solyndras from happening. it's not a perfect bill. the reason we're having a legislative hearing is because mr. upton and mr. sterns want to go through the regular order. is, itnm, but ati some point, we should focus on solutions to protect the american taxpayer in the future. my first question. we have -- the deputy assistan drgautdendgor ergy eie yeot here to talk about the solyndra bill, but . bass' bill; is that correct? >> that is correct. >> have you been authozed at all to cment onola? rete f mas bill? >> i believe we have mr. frantz here to discuss the loan guarantee program. that's his area of expertise. >> well, i kwr.rants us i butou er cet;ha correct? >> yes, sir. >> and theo
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> >> texas congressmen and ron paul is retiring this year. running for president three times $0.1 a libertarian. he will take your phone calls tomorrow on "washington journal" on the companion network c-span. and nick gillespie from "reason" magazine will talk about his recent article to phase out social security and medicare. wednesday morning. >> allot of the stores i have seen fail were opened by people who wanted to have a business but not an attachment or a love for books. they were business people. you have to care because your customers are like that. day care about books
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Jul 28, 2012 4:30pm EDT
east and west coast. there are only three states that allow drilling offshore which is texas, louisiana, and alabama. everybody else doesn't allow it. another large gas spet on the east and west coast. okay, you know, that oil is -- [inaudible] i'm willing to develop a solution. -- [inaudible] how do you know you won't strike oil? for the first time in history -- [inaudible] every other kind of mining. india has the third largest reserve in the world because of -- [inaudible] india has become one of the big et. cetera em porters. i tried to write a column saying it imports oil. [inaudible] because of the difficulty. because started to open other commodities somewhat more resilient than he thinks except i would agree with him that oil and gas. the discovery of shell oil and shell gas in the united states that particularly technology is simple technology. it can be replicated enormous shale deposits over the world. china has the biggest, probably. they have once again become an exporter. they export all of that. for the opec countries is not good at all. on the other hand if th
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
houston texas in 1970. and that was the birth of women's professional tennis, the way you know it today. now do ecripo sa endht? n lhnd te hase hor aery good but they didn't live it just like i am not living with the pressures that they deal with. they are very dferent. look at the ney management they neeto d gh uli th le i tly loobeust crs oit i'm not very high maintenance so i would be giving it away, most of it but it's fun toake money and create oppornities for pele. know tre ifft ess us a be prsy n ded ild ohoke today -- it would be a fantastic feeling. everyone is dierent but i must tell you, heomen's tennis sociion,e hvehese ntgas thme soarryne te geti my eonntenus ntiihr evert and martina to mentor them and to help them ande asked them - dtton t getistdon abththhior kaa s erdad istharct for the usda but she went to northwestern. she went into the aa'sithy sithiisalfu. buu i jsag egeon gv a we do stand on the shoulders of the generations before us which we just do. i'm thkfulotuy un thimate gto me we an tger lln totho av heach other. >> what do you think has en the biggest
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Jul 23, 2012 8:30am EDT
phenomenal growth. but as far as sort of the anchor growth of the latino community, it's texas and california. so what we want to do is just sort of in hands the perspective of this country and quite frankly for me, it's an opportunity. we are in an election cycle and unfortunately, you know the americas, we see very little attention -- the story here is that you know, nobody really understands the growth and the evolution of our neighbors to the south. our future and the way the world is evolving, it is a -- and we just happen to take for granted our largest economic partners, canada and mexico. we happen to take for granted and not very much cover the stories of the solidification of democratic forms of government. we worry about all this other unstable government. but we don't invest as much south of the border so for us it's a way of giving a different perspective of the opportunity, and we are not shying away from them but the opportunities going forward and hopefully, getting our candidates and the public to engage in a discussion and to better understand the opportunities an
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Jul 2, 2012 12:00am EDT
different words which were you won't have richard nixon to kick around anymore. >> host: needleland, texas. hi, robert. >> caller: hi. is it true that a mobster once said of truman, we bought him, but he didn't stay bought? >> guest: no. that doesn't sound familiar to he be at all. but -- no, doesn't sound familiar. >> host: well, what about his kansas city, for those who don't know kansas city -- >> guest: oh, now, there, there you're getting into the neighborhood though. and there were mobsters involve inside kansas city. involved in kansas city. he starts out as a small town farmer. you know, haberdasher ri and all this. theachine, tom pender gas machine, puts him up for office in 1922. he's elected from the rural areas. he's from the farm areas, lifelong democratic family involved in the masons, involved in the fraternal organizations, in the veterans' organizations. all the boys go over as a bunch out to the trenches in world war i. but this is a, he's running the county after a while as the head of the county legislature, government. but he's taking orders from the boss, and they are
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
three manufacturing state in the united states of america. only colorado -- excuse me, only texas and california make more things than ohio does. they're states two and three times our size in population and an area even more than that. we know a couple of things. we know that from 2000-2010, we lost one-third of the manufacturing jobs in this country. we lost more than 5 million manufacturing jobs just disappeared. tens of thousands of plant closings, thousands of communities abandoned or crippled, teachers laid off, librarians laid off, police and fire laid off, families broken because of these manufacturing job losses. more than 5 million manufacturing jobs lost -- jobs lost in manufacturing 2000-2010. since early 2010, we have had 500,000 -- we now have 500,000 more jobs than we had in early 2010. in other words, for the first time in a decade, we're actually seeing manufacturing job gains in this country. a big part of that is what's happened to the auto industry. i spent much of last week all over my state but especially visiting places in northern ohio where manufacturing and e
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Jul 2, 2012 8:30pm EDT
weak operator and, you know, the texas city plant, the osha record, the fact that they basically had a culture and strategy that emphasized financial engineering at the expense of operating discipline was pretty well known in the industry, and i sort of came to the conclusion after talking to people for three or four years, if you called up people the thing happened. who do you think the super major was operating the platform, got a strong majority from bp at that point. that was there. the second parallel was preparation for actually mitigating the disaster. in both cases, paper plans said we can handle this, and they were not at will to do so, and the kind of learning how to deal with all of the traumas, bp had the benefit of 20 years learning about corporate crisis management that exxon, you know, in those days, 1989, the whole philosophy how to communicate and get on television making things right and so forth, that was not as well developed a strategy in exxon's day, but, any way. >> host: i agree. i think the aftermath strikes me more than what happened before because as a repo
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Jul 23, 2012 1:00am EDT
interesting historical figures but migrants from the south. families come from texas and deliveries and the may find themselves in history of couple of decades later. >> focusing on medical care you right to the black panther party they were heirs to the mostly and chartered tradition of african-american health politics. >> we have not looked closely enough because of the medical activism. with jim crow that we've understand that to included health care. back across the 20th century with the initiatives this important that health care is always there. so to look at the end genealogy of student nonviolent coordinating committee and advocating to back to this that were hurt and local communities. they turned to health care and dealing with the '60s and '70s and black activism. >>host: what transpired? >> lots of interesting things. they had the national network of health clinics mandated that every chapter of the party were springing up all over because the panthers had captured the attention of disaffected young people. you had to have the health care clinic to start a chapter. was basic
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